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" A log of wood is brought into the midst of the room : this is Dun (the cart-horse}, and a cry is raised that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated attempts, they find themselves... "
The Works of John Webster - Page 54
by John Webster, Alexander Dyce - 1880
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Shakespeare's Works, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1884
...(the cart-horse), and a cry is raised that he is stuck in tke mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated...to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes. This will not be thought a very exquisite amusement ; and yet I have seen much honest mirth at it."...
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Folk-lore of Shakespeare

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - Folklore in literature - 1884 - 559 pages
...the company take part in it, when Dun is extricated. Much merriment is occasioned from the awkward efforts of the rustics to lift the log, and from sundry...to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes. Thus, in " Romeo and Juliet " (i. 4), Mercutio says : " If thou art dun, we'll draw thee from the mire."...
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Nero & Other Plays

Herbert Percy Horne, Havelock Ellis, Arthur Symons, Arthur Wilson Verity - English drama - 1888 - 488 pages
...and the merriment arises from the awkward and affected efforts of the rustics to raise the log, and sundry arch contrivances to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes." — Gifford's Jonson, vii., 283. 3 This is a corruption of "pair-royal" (frequently found in the shortened...
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Nero & Other Plays

Herbert Percy Horne, Havelock Ellis, Arthur Symons, Arthur Wilson Verity - English drama - 1888 - 488 pages
...and the merriment arises from the awkward and affected efforts of the rustics to raise the log, and sundry arch contrivances to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes."-—Gifford's Jonson, vii., 283. ACT THE SECOND. SCENE I.—The Country near Venice. Enter OCTAvIO...
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Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - Romeo (Fictitious character) - 1892 - 222 pages
...(the cart-horse), and a cry is raised that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated...to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes. This will not be thought a very exquisite amusement ; and yet I have seen much honest mirth at it."...
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Romeo and Juliet: With Introduction and Notes

William Shakespeare - Juliet (Fictitious character) - 1893 - 216 pages
...(the cart-horse), and a cry is raised that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated...to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes. This will not be thought a very exquisite amusement; and yet I have seen much honest mirth at it" (Gifford)....
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A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare

Alexander Dyce - English language - 1902 - 570 pages
...(the carthorse), and a cry is raised that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated...the ends of it fall on one another's toes." Note on Jensen's Works, vol. vii. p. 283. dup, to do up, to open: dupp'd the chamber-door, Hml. iv. 5. 53....
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The Shakespeare Cyclopædia and New Glossary: With the Most Important ...

John Phin - 1902 - 428 pages
...(the cart horse), and a cry is raised that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated...to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes." It would seem that it is to this that Mercutio refers in Rom. I, 4, 41. Duncan, •'.•.;). King of...
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The Shakespeare Cyclopædia and New Glossary: With the Most Important ...

John Phin - 1902 - 428 pages
...he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him oat. After repeated attempts, they find themselves unable...to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes." It would seem that it is to this that Mercutio refers in Rom. I, 4, 41. Duncan, dr.p. King of Scotland....
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A general glossary to Shakespeare's works, Volumes 1-2

Alexander Dyce - 1904
...(the cart-horse), and a cry is raised that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated...the ends of it fall on one another's toes." Note on Jonson's Works, vol. vii. p. 283. V gygv" which is explained "to open the dore." p. 66, reprint 1814.)...
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